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Extraintestinal migration of Centrorhynchus sp. (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) in experimentally infected rats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20585530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reptiles were known to serve as paratenic hosts for Centrorhynchus (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) in Korea, but the infection course in experimental animals was not elucidated yet. In this study, the tiger keelback snakes (Rhabdophis tigrinus) were collected and digested with artificial pepsin solution, and the larvae of Centrorhynchus were recovered from them. Then, the collected larvae were orally infected to rats for developmental observations. In rats, all the larvae were observed outside the intestine on day 3 post-infection (PI), including the mesentery and abdominal muscles. As for the development in rats, the ovary of Centrorhynchus sp. was observed at day 15 PI, and the cement glands were 3 in number. Based on the morphological characteristics, including the arrangement of proboscis hooks, these larvae proved to be a species of Centrorhynchus, and more studies were needed for species identification.
Chang-Jin Choi; Hye-Jung Lee; Jai-Hyang Go; Yun-Kyu Park; Jong-Yil Chai; Min Seo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Korean journal of parasitology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1738-0006     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean J. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435800     Medline TA:  Korean J Parasitol     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Acanthocephala / growth & development,  isolation & purification,  physiology*
Colubridae / parasitology
Disease Models, Animal
Helminthiasis / parasitology*
Larva / growth & development,  physiology
Muscles / parasitology

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